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Where the Wild Things Are

March 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Where the Wild Things Are

From director Spike Jonze (read: Directors Label and Girl Skateboards video “Yeah Right!”) is the highly anticipated film version of the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. As I’m sure anyone born during the early 80’s knows how amazing and inspiring this book was to us as young kids, it remains just the same with the release of this beautiful trailer. Perfectly set to Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up,” Spike Jonze builds a sense of curiosity as the boy and his Wild Things are running through surreal forests and lands while juxtaposing back to the kid’s parents house in a city.  The words Hope and Fear are inserted throughout the trailer making viewers question their own lives and evoking creative imagination to get lost beyond everyday lives. The film is set to be released in October and will be accompanied by a musical score from Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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Puma Projections Promo

March 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Puma Lift

In this advertisement for Puma Lift, CCW (Clube de Criação) successfully incorporates dancers in a seemingly responsive environment of video projections. C’est hyper cool!

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Champagne Valentine and Oculart

January 21, 2009 Leave a comment
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Oculart Images: nake brunch, absinthe, trembling cup, and funeral garden

A perverted mix between Dr. Suess, Tim Burton and that recurring circus nightmare, Oculart is a beastfully guilty piece of Media Art that cuts your senses through the means of electronic artwork, sound and poetry. A series of animations and visualizations the website serves strictly as an art piece, or number of art pieces to think about, or look at but not think about and just trip out to. Oculart is created and kept alive by Amsterdam based artist Geoff Lillemon.

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Advanced Beauty

December 24, 2008 Leave a comment

Advanced Beauty

This collection of “video sound sculptures” explores the physical manifestation of sound and is inspired by synasthesia. Be prepared to see sound and taste colors. Perfect to play during parties as something interesting to look at. Caution: may cause seizures and frothing at the mouth. Enjoy!

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The Year in Photographs from the Big Picture

December 17, 2008 Leave a comment
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Death from Above 2008

The Big Picture, a photographic journal of the Boston Globe’s online newspaper editorial, has just released their picks for the best photos of 2008. The Big Picture is a photo publishing website that exposes some of the most dramatic photos taken from around the world.

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Flight of the Conchords Season 2

December 12, 2008 Leave a comment

The animalistic rappers, meticulous Bowie buffs, psychedelic princes, and lyrical ladykillers you might recognize as the Flight of the Conchords are returning to the small screen.  Bret, Jemaine & the folky bunch return for a second season starting January 18 at 10 p.m. on HBO.  If you can’t wait that extra month you can view the season 2 premier online starting December 15 at funnyordie.com (US only), December 22 at hbo.com, or December 23 at hbocanada.com.

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Disney/Dali Animated Short Destino

December 9, 2008 Leave a comment

Destino

Destino is the collaborative brainchild from Walt Disney and Salvador Dali.  The vividly surreal animated short was conceptualized in 1945, but didn’t receive an official release until 2003.

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